Windows Live OneCare

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    "Suspicious update? offerimg"

    April 2, 2010  |   By GEBERWEIN

    Pros

    Nothing pro

    Cons

    Probably bogus due to recent Microsoft communications onthis product

    Summary

    On the same day as this is shown to have been issued Microsoft issued the following (in part) message to subscribers to the Live One Care product.

    "Your subscription to Windows Live? OneCare® will end soon. Microsoft is discontinuing OneCare and as a result will no longer be accepting subscription renewals.

    "We recommend running up-to-date antivirus software on your PC at all times to help keep it secure. In lieu of OneCare,

    "Microsoft is proud to offer a high-quality consumer antimalware solution available at no cost for PCs running genuine Windows®. You can learn more about Microsoft® Security Essentials or download it at www.microsoft.com/security_essentials.

    Based upon the e-mail I received, I am very suspicious of this program update.

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  • Reply by SirHobbes3 on July 10, 2013

    No, Microsoft no longer supports Windows Live OneCare and Microsoft Security Essentials is actually legitimate.

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